Super Plus salutes top artists under 40

Super Plus salutes top artists under 40

Written by Editor

Topics: Art & Photography

The grand opening of the highly anticipated Super Plus Under 40 Artist of the Year Competition and exhibition attracted a full house at the Mutual Gallery and Art Centre on November 1. Now in its 12th year, the competition aims to promote new developments in contemporary art. The selected artists in this year’s competition are fine art photographers Marvin Bartley, Berette Macaulay and Olivia McGilchrist, and painter Leasho Johnson.

The artists are competing for the Artist of the Year Jury Prize and the People’s Prize, which will be selected by the public. The Mutual Gallery is inviting members of the public to view the exhibition and vote for their favourite artist before Saturday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m. The Prize Giving Ceremony is scheduled for Monday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Olivia McGilchrist- Red Dress #3
Olivia McGilchrist – “Red Dress #3″
Bertette Macauley - ReKON 1 - ...kingdoms first
Bertette Macauley – “ReKON 1 – …kingdoms first”

Leasho Johnson- Church in Session #1
Leasho Johnson- Church in Session #1

Marvin Bartley - The Great Rape
Marvin Bartley – “The Great Rape”

From left: Leasho Johnson, Marvin Bartley and Olivia McGilchrist

Gilou Bauer (left), Director and Curator of the Mutual Gallery, and Wayne Chen (right), the main sponsor of the 2012 Super Plus Under 40 Artist of the Year Competition

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